Spiked punch! Williamsburg venue Spike Hill closing very soon

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Spike Hill is headed to the great Williamsburg music-venue strip in the sky.

The bar, gallery, and performance space at Bedford Avenue and N. Seventh Street, the onetime epicenter of Brooklyn indie rock, is closing in December, an employee confirmed on Nov. 25. The reason, predictably, is real estate.

“The building is under contract,” said the worker who answered Spike Hill’s phone but would only give his name as Ryan. “It is a shame.”

The band Pete Lanctot and the Stray Dogs posted on Facebook that it would end its residency on Nov. 25 with a tribute to the bar in advance of its supposed Dec. 7 closing.

“Come help us send Spike Hill off in style,” the band wrote.

Several other venues have closed or announced their impending closure in recent months. Death By Audio held a final blowout show over the weekend headlined by the cilia-assaulting noise-rock band Lightning Bolt. And its neighbor Glasslands is set to close at the end of the year. Both were edged out to make way for Vice Media to build new offices.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her at
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Apple from Williamsburg says:
We need an Apple Store.
Nov. 26, 2014, 3:35 pm
"Interloper" from Kent Ave says:
Hate to see this happen. The neighborhood live music spots have been dropping like flies.
Dec. 1, 2014, 7:50 pm

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